In the spirit of this year’s Picnic Day theme, we’ll “rewind” to the first Picnic Day. The first “Dedication Basket Picnic” was held May 22, 1909 to honor the opening of North Hall, the first dormitory. The event drew an estimated 3,000 people by train, horse and wagon, or ...
March 30, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
Charter Day, officially March 23, the day on which in 1868 Governor Henry H. Haight signed the legislative act creating the University of California, was first celebrated in 1874 when University President Daniel C. Gilman declared a University holiday, From 1874 to 1891, the celebration of Charter Day was sponsored ...
March 28, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
As we mentioned in our last post, Special Collections is the repository for the University Archives. It is our role to preserve the University of California, Davis’ history by maintaining a record of UC Davis publications. The University Archives attempts to collect two copies of each publication, one for permanent ...
March 23, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
Special Collections is the repository for the University Archives and collects the non-current records of historical value for the University. We welcome historical archives and records from the administrative offices, campus organizations, and student groups. Our website provides guidelines that are intended to assist in identifying files that are ...
March 14, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
This winter marks 40 years since the founding of the Bike Barn. Below is an excerpt from the February 1971 UCD Spectator article titled: “Bike Repair Shop Earns Approval:” “An ASUCD bicycle repair shop providing students with a facility in which to repair their own bikes has been approved ...
March 14, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
The following is an excerpt from an article titled, “Student Installs Wireless on Farm” in the March 1, 1916 Weekly Agricola: “Loyal D. Mealer ’17 who has been quietly installing a wireless telegraphy outfit on the tank house at the Farm, now states that his work has been ...
March 7, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara